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Moving into the 21st Century – Science World reaps benefits of BIM

This article originally appeared on June 22, 2015 in the Piling Industry Canada Magazine. The original can be viewed here. Traditional paper-based drawings may be the status quo for many in the Canadian construction industry but some leading-edge innovators have made the transition into the digital world. Building Information Management (BIM) has already taken root…

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Geraldine Rayner to present at the Construction Leadership Forum

Geraldine Rayner, Summit BIM Director will share her thoughts on how the BIM process impacts deliverables from design to build and from build to operate. With over 30 years of experience in the AECO industry, Geraldine is committed to demonstrating the huge benefits that working in a BIM environment offers designers, contractors, developers and owner-operators.…

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Vasari, You Left Us Too Early…

It was with some sadness that we learned this week that Autodesk Vasari Beta 3 will permanently expire by May 31st 2015. That being said, it comes as no surprise considering that over the past year it was never upgraded to be compatible with Revit 2015. I personally still have mixed emotions, particularly because Vasari…

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Getting Your Feet Wet

3 things a Spec Writer can do, at no cost, to prepare to dive into BIM  1. Download and install two free viewers Autodesk Design Review Navisworks Freedom Both of these software solutions allow you to dig into the inherent data generated by the design side when utilizing BIM enabled software solutions. Design Review –…

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Creating a Structured Usable Model BIMPEP, Do’s and Don’ts

During my past webinar, I covered some important points in the planning of workflows to secure downstream uses of BIM. I outlined in a graphic the concept that the value of information increases as the graphical representation decreases during the life-cycle of a project. As promised, below are a couple of links for BIM Project…

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Geraldine Rayner to speak at CSC Lunch

Summit Consulting Director, Geraldine Rayner will be speaking at the Constructions Specifications Canada Luncheon on March 12, 2015 at 11:30 am. Designed to be thought provoking, Geraldine will challenge currently accepted processes, encourage consideration of alternative electronic means of communication and ponder the benefit to be gained from being able to see through the paper…

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Summit BIM working with Lark Group on the Aldergrove Canada Border crossing

Summit BIM is facilitating the extraction of data from the information-rich Revit models to enable the digital transfer of data for Facilities Maintenance and Operations. In addition, Summit is working with the Lark Group and sub-trades to collect and collate all the additional documentation and data, typically assembled as paper in binders, in a digital…

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Top 3 Trends for BIM in 2015

As 2015 starts, people like to pull out and dust their crystal balls to identify what will be the biggest trends for BIM. On our end, we see the convergence of many exciting technologies. We can expect that many of these will improve productivity. The following are my best guesses (Edwin’s) for the coming year…

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Evolving technology and project management will be explored

This article was authored by Shannon Moneo. It originally appeared in the Journal of Commerce on February 19, 2014. You can view the original here. While some construction companies may not realize it, harnessing digital data will become crucial to their productivity and success. At Buildex Vancouver, two experts in the use of digital data,…

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